Interventions

Spire Recovery Group  Addiction Intervention Services

Spire Recovery Group knows that it is not easy to get clean and sober.  Many individuals with destructive behaviors have fear, anxiety and denial which keep them from finding recovery on their own.  This is when family, friends and/or coworkers intervene and an intervention is required with the help of a Certified Intervention Professional.

Primary Objectives

Our Certified Intervention Professional’s primary objective is to assist the family and support members to confront their loved one in a non-threatening way and to allow them to see their self-destructive behaviors, and how it affects not only themselves but their family and friends.  This process usually involves appropriate individuals who have prepared themselves to talk to the person who has been participating in self-destructive behaviors.  In a clear, concise and compassionate way, they respectfully inform the person of factual information regarding their behaviors and how it has directly affected them.

This process, orchestrated by our Certified Intervention Professional, is the immediate goal;  for the individual who is in crisis, to listen to their loved ones and accept the help and direction provided by all parties involved.

It can be challenging to help a loved one struggling with destructive behavior. Sometimes a direct, heart-to-heart conversation with the guidance of a Certified Intervention Professional can start the road to recovery. In other instances, there may be a need for a more thought out approach which would require taking action with a Certified Intervention Professional in a formal intervention process. Many times those who struggle with addictive behaviors and their family/friends are often in denial about their situation and are unwilling to seek treatment. Our Certified Intervention Professional presents all involved a structured, supported opportunity to make changes before things get even worse. Therefore, we are able to construct an intervention that is a planned process involving family and friends and sometimes colleagues allowing them to be an integral part of the recovery process.

There are multiple intervention approaches, and it’s important to choose the one that would be most effective for your loved one. At Spire Recovery Group, out Certified Intervention Professionals can help you with this process.

Intervention Models

The Johnson Model

When most people think of an intervention, they likely picture something similar to the Johnson Model. This type of intervention involves family and friends confronting the addict about their behavior. The intervention team members make it clear that they fully support the addict in their recovery; however, consequences are spelled out should the addict choose to not seek treatment. These consequences may include no longer providing the addict with housing or money. It’s important for team members to enforce the consequences if the addict does not seek treatment. While the Johnson Model is effective in many cases, it doesn’t work for everyone. Some addicts feel great shame and anger at being confronted in this manner.

The Systemic Model

This type of intervention works better for those who don’t respond to confrontation well. Rather than presenting the addict with consequences if they don’t seek treatment, this model focuses on positive encouragement. Team members encourage the addict to choose positive behaviors, such as sobriety, rather than turning to negative behaviors, like drinking or using.

The Invitational Model

The addict is invited to a meeting with an interventionist but given all the information on what the meeting will entail. With this information, the addict can then decide if they wish to attend. Even if the addict doesn’t come to the meeting, team members still meet with the interventionist to discuss what to do next.

The Field Model

This type of intervention combines aspects of the Invitational Model and the Johnson Model. Ultimately, it’s a flexible format that is adapted to the situation at hand. Many decisions in this model are made “in the field,” allowing interventionists to choose what is best at the moment.

There are some types of interventions that don’t fit any specific model. A professional interventionist can assess the situation and then opt for a strategy that will work best. Since the ultimate goal is for your loved one to seek treatment, it’s important to approach them in the best possible way.

If you’d like help staging an intervention, call our Certified National Clinical Intervention Professionals today at 1-844-743-5724.  Our team can help you with the process from start to finish. Don’t hesitate to contact us.